Strong performances by Young, Heslington on day three of NCAA championships
“Today was very exciting and we had some great things happen,” BYU head coach Ed Eyestone said. “Jake Heslington gave it a good shot and came within a second of the personal best he set on Wednesday, which was a huge PR. What I liked about Clayton Young’s performance was that he put himself in a good position and made some critical moves when he needed to.”
After entering the NCAA West Prelims ranked No. 36 in the 3000m steeplechase, Heslington finished No. 10 in the nation with a time of 8:44.28 in the final heat.
Following his performance in the 10,000m final on Wednesday, Young ran 14:38.45 in the 5000m final to record a 10th place finish.
“Clayton put his head in it and took the lead with 300 meters to go,” Eyestone said. “That’s all you can ask for. He fought all the way through, threw himself across the line, and it doesn’t get much gutsier than that. I’m still proud of the way he went for it.”
With the men’s competition now complete, BYU men’s track and field finished No. 33 overall.
The Cougars close the NCAA championships on Saturday with high jumper Andrea Stapleton competing at 3:00 p.m. PDT and Shea Collinsworth in the 800m final at 4:44 p.m. Both events will be aired live on ESPN.
See the table below for results from the first three days of competition.
Links of note:
- Day two recap
- Day one recap
- Schedule of events
- Live stats
- Live stream
- NCAA Track & Field Championships Website
- BYU Track and Field Twitter account (@BYUTFXC)- follow for meet updates and additional information
Men's 1500m (Semifinal)
|Men's 3000m Steeplechase (Semifinal)||8:43.23||7th|
|Men's 3000m Steeplechase (Semifinal)||8:56.39||17th|
|Mitchell Briggs||Men's 3000m Steeplechase (Semifinal)||8:57.24||
Men's 100m (Semifinal)
|Men's 200m (Semifinal)||20.62||16th|
Men's 400m Hurdles (Semifinal)
|Men's 400m Hurdles (Semifinal)||51.92||17th|
|Men's Shot Put (Final)||18.49m (60'8'')||20th|
Men's 10,000m (Final)
Men's 10,000m (Final)
|Jackson Walker||Decathlon (100m, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400m)||3446||23rd|
Women's 1500m (Semifinal)
Women's 3000m Steeplechase (Semifinal)
Women's 800m (Semifinal)
Men's 3000m Steeplechase (final)
Men's 5000m (final)
Saturday, June 10
||Andrea Stapleton||Women's High Jump (Final)||ESPN|
||Shea Collinsworth||Women's 800m (Final)||ESPN|
The USTFCCCA recognized 27 BYU men's track and field athletes with All-Academic honors on July 13.